Browse Public Announcements for 1998 - 1999 School Year

"Race in the Media" Town Forum

(June 09, 1999)

The Montgomery County Branch of the NAACP has scheduled a townhall forum on "Race in the Media" and has invited teachers, administrators, and students of the Montgomery County Public Schools -- especi ...(more)

Heat Wave and School Operations

(June 09, 1999)

This is the text of a memorandum sent today [Wednesday, June 9, 1999] to the Board of Education from Dr. Paul L. Vance, superintendent of schools, concerning the continued heat wave and school operati ...(more)

Heat Wave and School Operations

(June 08, 1999)

The following is the text of a memorandum to the Board of Education from the superintendent of schools, Dr. Paul L. Vance, regarding the operation of schools today [Tuesday, June 8, 1999].---"Rising a ...(more)

Team from Rockville High School Wins 'It's Academic' Superbowl, Beating Baltimore and Central Virginia Regional Winners

(June 08, 1999)

A team of students from Rockville High School led their school to victory in the "It's Academic" Superbowl, beating the champions of the Baltimore and Central Virginia regions on May 22.A total of 163 ...(more)

Superintendent Recommends Security Cameras for Every High School as an Effective Safety and Deterrent Measure

(June 07, 1999)

Superintendent of Schools Paul L. Vance has recommended to the Board of Education that an expansion of the use of security cameras in high schools be considered in the next capital budget as a safety ...(more)

Three Students Named Presidential Scholars, One of Highest Honors for High School Seniors

(June 04, 1999)

Three MCPS students have been named Presidential Scholars, one of the highest honors given to high school seniors in the United States.Christopher L. Guo, a student at Thomas S. Wootton High School, i ...(more)

Thirteen African-American Students Win Gold Medals in the Annual ACT-SO Awards Program

(June 01, 1999)

Thirteen students from Montgomery County Public Schools have won gold medals in the annual Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program, administered by the Montgome ...(more)

Recruitment of New and Experienced Teachers Exceeds Goals as Aggressive Hiring Initiative Secures More than 600

(May 28, 1999)

The Montgomery County Public Schools is continuing an aggressive and successful initiative to hire as many new and experienced teachers as early as possible for the upcoming new school year. The recru ...(more)

Team from Montgomery Blair High School Captures Fifth International Knowledge Master Open Championship

(May 27, 1999)

A team of 15 students from Montgomery Blair High School has captured its fifth championship in the international Knowledge Master Open, outscoring 1,298 other teams from high schools across the globe ...(more)

Twenty-Four African-American Students Win Scholarships in the Project Excellence Program

(May 27, 1999)

Twenty-four Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have won scholarships through the Project Excellence program, which honors the academic achievement of outstanding African-American student ...(more)

Outstanding Teachers Nominated for Four Awards Recognizing Excellence in Teaching to be Honored at Reception

(May 27, 1999)

A reception sponsored by the Office of School Administration and the Office of Instruction and Program Development will honor the 64 teachers nominated this year for four prestigious awards recognizin ...(more)

Personnel Appointments

(May 26, 1999)

The Board of Education met in a special brief session today [Wednesday, May 26, 1999] and approved the following administrative appointments:Melissa F. Smith, currently assistant principal at Burtonsv ...(more)

Certificates Recognizing Outstanding School Volunteer Programs will be Awarded at Reception to Honor Schools and Individual Volunteers

(May 25, 1999)

A reception sponsored by the Board of Education and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs will honor 92 schools that have met state criteria for an outstanding school volunteer program. The reception ...(more)

Six High School Seniors Win College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships, Additional Winners to be Announced in July

(May 24, 1999)

Six high school seniors have won college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, bringing the total number of MCPS Merit scholars to 30 so far this year.The local scholars are among about 2,400 winners ...(more)

Judith A. Resnik Elementary School Art Teacher named MCPS Teacher of the Year

(May 21, 1999)

An art teacher at Judith A. Resnik Elementary School has been selected to receive the MCPS Teacher of the Year award.Shelley Johnson, a veteran teacher who has previously received awards for excellenc ...(more)